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New Member? Please Note:

Good news: New members are eligible for a one-time 25% discount! To get the discount, click on the Add to Cart button, and then in the coupon code field, type intro-1. The discount will be automatically applied to your membership fee at the end of the payment process.

After your payment is processed, you will be emailed instructions to log in and create your new account profile with us.Note that your membership is not finalized until you complete this step. Please do not ignore that message. (If you don’t receive an automated message with instructions, please check your Spam/Junk folders.)

Renewing? Please Note:

You need to log in to your member account before going through the renewal process – otherwise the system may create a second profile for you. Note that even if you’ve forgotten the username you selected, you can your email address in the Username field. If you can’t recall your password, click on the Forgot password? link in the Member login field, and a new password will be emailed to you. Once you’re logged in, click on the Renew button. Please select the appropriate membership type below. If you’re upgrading to Professional designation, remember to send us your support documentation.

Select Your Membership

Click on the membership category (Professional, Regular, Student) to learn more about any conditions that apply to that category, particularly Professional and Student. Ready to join/renew? Click Add to Cart under the membership type you want. (Note that applicable taxes will be applied further in the process.)

New member? Don’t forget to use intro-1 in the coupon code field to get your 25% discount, then click on Apply before moving forward in the payment process. The discount will be applied in the pages that follow.

Security & Payment Methods

Our site is SSL secure to help maintain privacy. You can choose to pay by cheque or credit card. The fastest and most convenient way is by credit card as once your payment is processed, you are given complete access to the Members Only area and are able to set up and maintain your member profile, as well as decide what information should be viewable by the public on the Member Directory.

If you choose to pay by cheque, there will be a processing delay on your account as registration is only complete once your payment is received. Please join or renew online if at all possible — you will have the option to select Pay by Cheque — and then make sure you send your cheque, including applicable taxes (see notes below), as soon as possible afterwards. You will receive an email confirmation once your account is confirmed.

Note that, if necessary, you can pay your membership fee in installments by selecting the Pay by Cheque option online, completing the process, and then mailing up to four post-dated cheques to the address provided. (Please remember to include the tax portion in your total payment.)

A Quick Note about Taxes on Your Membership Dues

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Professional and Regular Membership Rate

HST at 13%

One-year: $175 + $22.75 = $197.75

Two-year: $330 + $42.90 = $372.90

Student rate. $50 + $6.50 = $56.50


New Member Introductory Rate

One-year: $131.25 + $17.06 = $148.31

Two-year: 262.50 + $34.13 = $296.63

Professional and Regular Membership Rate

HST at 15%

One-year: $175 + $26.25 = $201.25

Two-year: $330 + $49.50 = $379.50

Student rate. $50 + $7.50 = $57.50


New Member Introductory Rate

One-year: $131.25 + $19.69 = $150.94

Two-year: $262.50 + $39.38 = $301.88

Professional and Regular Membership Rate

GST at 5%

One-year: $175 + $8.75 = $183.75

Two-year: $330 + $16.50 = $346.50

Student rate. $50 + $2.50 = $52.50


New Member Introductory Rate

One-year: $131.25 + $6.56 = $137.81

Two-year: $262.50 + $13.13 = $275.63